Nokia announced that its HERE mapping app will be launched for iOS in early 2015, as it also introduced a beta of the Android version for Google Play.
The company said its iOS development team is “working hard” on a version for Apple devices, following a significant amount of interest and demand.
More than a million Android users have already tried the beta of HERE, despite having to sideload the product from the vendor’s website. The biggest markets have apparently been the US and Germany.
Users can now download the app directly from Google’s official app store, and will be notified when an update is available. Those that have already installed HERE won’t need to reinstall the app or previously downloaded maps and voice directions.
The Google Play version adds voice-guided navigation for 18 new countries, bringing the total to 118. The stability and performance of HERE has also been improved, while a voice-related navigation bug has been fixed.
In November, Nokia opened up the HERE services to third party developers, meaning they can integrate the technology into their own apps.